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Columns on the Esplanade

Toronto, Ontario. May 2006.

Some columns alongside a hotel in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighborhood.

PP: none.

Columns on the Esplanade

Toronto, Ontario. May 2006.

Some columns alongside a hotel in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighborhood.

PP: none.

comments (3)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 26 May 2006, 12:44
OK, I like the idea but two things let it down for me...imho

1. It's not vertically straight, look at the left hand edge and you can see that it leans. May be barrel distortion though I'm not an expert.

2. The focus is the repeating them of the arch and the light so that gap in the first arch detracts from the image. I'd crop out the distraction of the first arch.

Nearly! wink ...but as I said, just my humble opinion.
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 28 May 2006, 13:35
I agree with the first comment.
1. You should go into Photoshop and do transform (skew) on this photo to straighten it up.
2. Also, if you could crop a bit tighter on the right side to get rid of the cars, that would make a stronger composition. The cars keep calling my eyes out into the parking lot.
3. Lastly, try it in B&W.

You might also try to visit when the lights are not on and there is light coming between the columns from the right. If there is such a time.

Regards,
Paul
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 31 May 2006, 08:52
I agree with both of the above. You have a great image here trying to get out. I took a screen capture and straightened it and cropped out the right side as suggested above.

I also cropped out the wall on the left and the whole thing is much stronger.

Finally, and I'm not a great fan of automatically converting to black & white, but in this case, with some adjustments in channel mixer and some levels adjustment, it works very well.

I didn't keep the adjusted image; I just tried it to make sure I wasn't talking out of my rear end, but if you wanted to try it it would take, oh, about 2 minutes in Photoshop.

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